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Jonathan brushes aside PDP crisis

09 September 2013, 10:08

Abuja -  President Goodluck Jonathan has downplayed the problems characterising the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He described the troubles as “minor disagreements” that were not unique to his organisation.

“There is no human institution that does not have any disagreements. In families, we disagree. So, what happened I believe is a minor disagreement we will be able to solve.

"We are all adults and we all know that in all human institutions there must be some disagreements,” Jonathan said at a post-convention dinner held in honour of the newly elected members of the national executive committee (NEC) of the party in Abuja.

Jonathan added that the problems were “normal” in every human organisation and accused the media of exaggerating recent happenings within the party.

Divisions rocking the ruling party came to a head last week when former PDP Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, and seven serving governors on the party’s platform walked out of its mini-convention in Abuja.

They announced a formation of a new faction.

Chairman Bamanga Tukur leads the mainstream PDP while Abubakar Baraje leads the other faction.

It was reported former Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida, this past weekend formally stepped into the crisis that but failed to bring the two warring sides to an agreement after hours of talks.

- CAJ News


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